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Old 04-08-2013, 09:59 AM   #1
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Boot and cover recommendations?

Hello!

We just bought our first camper and we're super excited to join the community. In 2 weeks we will have a brand spankin new 2013, 13' scamp (no bathroom). We've got 2 little ones and a Great Dane to squeeze in and hit the road from time to time.

So, we're accessory shopping already
We want some way to lock it up when it's outside like a hitch lock or lockable boot/ leveler and a cover. We've shopped around online a little but would love to know what you all recommend or to steer clear of. Recommendations? Opinions?
Thanks so much!!
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:26 AM   #2
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Welcome, and congrats on your new trailer.

I now just use a coupler latch lock. Lots to choose from out there. You can remove the hitch from the vehicle and lock it in there for further security if you wish.

I don't use a cover (yet) so other will have to point you in the right direction. A bit of a search of past posts will turn up lots of discussion on them.
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:28 AM   #3
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Look at beverlybay.com for a cover. They make horse trailer covers that will pretty close fit the scamp.
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:56 PM   #4
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:02 PM   #5
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Thanks team!

We've been looking at that ebay cover... Glad to hear you like it.

Some of the lock/ hitch threads i searched were pretty thin... But I'll keep poking and hopefully hear more about favorites.

This is so helpful!
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:26 PM   #6
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Hitch Locks can be two edged sword. If you lose the key for some you could be in big trouble. For that reason we keep a spare key hidden inside our trailer. I'd tell you where we hide it, but then I'd have to order yet another hit and I have already used up this months pre-paid allowance.

Latch locks can usually be bypassed simply by disassembling and reassembling the hitch.

We have a Fulton Gorilla Guard on our Lil' BigFoot, and it's fine for our home parking space and at campgrounds. However, I think that it can be easily defeated with brute force and would not suggest using one in a storage area where you might not see your trailer for weeks or months at a time.

BTW: Most storage facilities offer little or no insurance against theft or damage to your trailer when parked therein. Be sure to ask them and your ins company.
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:51 PM   #7
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I too havve the cover sold on Ebay. I think its good quality for the price. The first time I used it, it was a PITA to put on. Also, the "front" tag should have been in the back of the trailer. After the first use, I folded it a certain way when I took it off. Then when putting it back on in the reverse order, it was no problem getting it on. It has 2 web straps and a cord that go under the trailer and attach on the opposite side. So its pretty secure.
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Welcome! How exciting! Are you having it delivered or picking it? If you are picking it up at the plant that will be a very long drive.
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:10 PM   #9
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Just as an FYI here is Texas there has been some issues where they sweep by in a pick up truck that has no tailgate and two people or so (Im not guilty so can give you an exact amount) and they pick it up by the tongue and just haul it away thereby defeating that lock. The storage guy here said to run a big chain around the wheel so it cant be toted away by rolling if you are going to store it on someone else's premises.
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Old 04-08-2013, 05:22 PM   #10
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Hi Gillian, welcome to FiberglassRV... we're glad you're here!!!

Your screen name is PDXCamper. I'm also from Portland and live in "breezy" east county... and that puts it mildly! IF YOUR TRAILER isn't perfectly CLEAN when you put a cover on... ANY COVER that touches the gelcoat and you live (like I DO) in a windy area... all the dirt/dust/twigs that get embedded in the soft underside of the cover will scrub the gelcoat... like sandpaper. Just letting you know.

If you are around the last weekend of April, come out to Champoeg SP and visit with us. The park is full, but we would love to meet you and you will learn a ton of stuff from all molded trailer owners and see models you may never see otherwise. Click here for info: April 25-28, 2013 Spring NOG - Northern Oregon Gathering Champoeg State Heritage Park

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Old 04-08-2013, 06:24 PM   #11
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Oh! Really good info! We'll be storing on our property in our own drive but we'll look into some of these options. Hmmm... Maybe we don't need a cover than? It will be in our drive most of the time and sheltered from wind but not rain. We're considering just fixing the carport up for her...

We're actually getting it delivered. We really wanted the road trip but only without little ones, so factoring in flying in gramma, renting her a car, our gas and food for 4 days blah blah blah it was WAY more than to have it delivered. Plus I want to save my days off for some scamping!!

We visited a model in Corbet oregon before buying so we're really excited!

Thanks for all the support!
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Welcome, that's quite the visual of all of you in the Scamp! You'll have to post a pic when you get it.
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:33 AM   #13
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Weeeee!!! Just heard our baby is getting delivered probably Thursday. Can't wait to have her filling up our driveway! Thanks for all the accessories thoughts team!
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:49 PM   #14
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And we just got the call they should be delivering around 9 am tomorrow! So bummed i'll have to wait till 5 to see it after work. Wish I had some vacation to burn so I could wait at home for it
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